Human Capital Management

Talk Data to Me: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Recruiting and Hiring Practices

  The Frontline Research and Learning Institute recently surveyed district and school administrators regarding their organization’s past, present, and future focus of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). We heard from 567 respondents representing 49 states and small and large public, private, and charter schools. 84.4% of respondents answered very important or important when asked to […]

Human Capital Management

Talk Data to Me: Hiring Trends for Mental Health Providers in Schools

There has been a lot of recent discussion in K-12 spheres, including in past Frontline blogs, about the ongoing teacher shortage. Not only does the problem of large numbers of job openings with limited numbers of applicants available to fill them apply to teaching positions, but it also persists for mental-health-related positions. This is concerning […]

Human Capital Management

Analytics in Action: Innovative Approaches to Attract, Engage, Grow and Retain Top Talent in K-12

Are you facing challenges in attracting, engaging, or retaining top talent in your district? Do you want to gain valuable insights into leveraging data to overcome the teacher shortage?   In a recent webinar, two K-12 industry experts dove into a discussion on techniques for leveraging data to attract, engage, and retain top-tier professionals, focusing […]

Human Capital Management

Unlocking the Power of Data for Successful Human Capital Management in K-12 Operations

Unlocking the Power of Data for Successful Human Capital Management in K-12 Operations Effective Human Capital Management (HCM) is a key factor in determining the success of a school district and its mission.   In a recent webinar, Susan Walters, Principal Solutions Consultant, Jen Hahn, Solutions Consultant and Stan Wisler, Strategic Account Advisor from Frontline […]

Human Capital Management

5 Best Practices for Managing the Entire Employee Experience

Education professionals come to work to make a difference – technology should support them in that mission, not get in the way.   Mitchell Welch, Principal Solutions Consultant at Frontline Education, and Sundie Dahlkamp, Executive Director of Human Resources at Pearland ISD, recently sat down to discuss how school districts can leverage technology to create […]

Human Capital Management

Is There a Teacher Shortage in the Northeast?

The teacher shortage has been in the news for years — but especially since 2020, nationwide concern has reached new levels. But… Pennsylvania is not Florida. New York is not Texas. Every part of the country experiences the teacher shortage a little differently. The Frontline Research & Learning Institute recently published “The Local Teacher Shortage,” […]

Human Capital Management

Building a Thriving Education Workforce: Strategies to Attract and Retain Great People

We had a fabulous time at AASPA’s 85th annual conference in Anaheim! From catching up with district leaders to co-sponsoring the DE&I reception, we certainly feel “powered-up” after a week of interactive discussions and events.   If you had a chance to attend Frontline’s presentation, this blog post will serve as a refresher, but if […]

Human Capital Management

What Can MASH Teach Us about Position Control in Schools?

There’s a reason that shows like “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” and books like “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” quickly became so popular. While it may have been a while since you were running around on the playground with your classmates, don’t you remember how intensely strategic some […]

Human Capital Management

The Case for Strategic Human Capital Management in Education

What is strategic human capital management (HCM)? Depending on where you look, you’ll see different definitions: People Managing People defines HCM as “the collection of organizational practices related to the acquisition, management, and development of the human workforce.” CPA Practice Advisor goes a step farther, adding that “HCM looks at your workforce differently. Instead of classifying employees […]

Talk Data to Me

A data-centric view on the challenges facing school districts

Recruiting & Hiring

Talk Data to Me: Hire Rates

According to a 2021 Frontline survey, about two-thirds of over 1,200 school and district administrators reported having a teacher shortage. Some districts experienced the teacher shortage worse than others. About half of the respondents reported difficulty filling jobs across all grade levels and subjects while the other half felt the effects of the shortage in […]

Teacher Absences & Subs

Talk Data to Me: Trends in Absence Management and Substitute Pools

Troubled by substitute shortages and low fill rates? You’re not alone. These are challenges faced by many districts, and for good reason. Substitute management is no walk in the park: a lot of different elements go into maintaining and managing a healthy substitute pool.   To overcome the challenges associated with the substitute shortage, districts […]

Recruiting & Hiring

Talk Data to Me: The State of the Instructional Teacher Shortage

The Frontline Research and Learning Institute recently published a research brief called “The State of the Instructional Teacher Shortage”. Following a basic supply and demand economic model, the analysis investigates the quantity of candidates applying for jobs (supply) as well as the availability of open positions (demand). Trends show changes to both sides of the […]

Student Data

Talk Data to Me: Supporting the Health Needs of Students and Staff

In early April, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that schools should be reopened and “full-fledged in person” come fall 2021, regardless of vaccination status. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona echoed this in early May, saying that he expects a full return for all students in the fall. With most states no longer placing restrictions on school […]

Front & Center

A series showcasing various leaders in the K-12 space